These are some of the best boots, let alone work boots, that I've owned. I am required to wear safety tie work boots for work. These were comfortable and felt broken in out of the box. I work in a hot environment and paired with Keen wool socks, the heat is "beat". No issues. The style is like a classic mountain boot, which is great because sometimes work boots can look like something out of Michael Jackson's Thriller video. What's also nice is I ride a motorcycle to work, so the aluminum toe protects without feeling heavy. Only two things keep these from a full 5 stars:1) the pull tab/loop on the back has got to go. It gets hung up on pant cuffs. I just cut them off; easy fix 2) the laces snapped in under a week. They looked cool, but were not up to snuff. Another easy remedy: replaced with 550 cord, which I do on most boots anyway. Would rate them 41/2 stars. Do not hesitate to buy.